Trump knocks 'lightweight' Minneapolis mayor ahead of rally

President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE attacked Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D) on Twitter Tuesday morning after his campaign claimed the city assessed a $530,000 security fee for the president’s planned rally on Thursday.

“The lightweight mayor is hurting the great police and other wonderful supporters. 72,000 ticket requests already. Dump Frey and Omar!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, referencing a frequent Trump target, Minneapolis-area Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDemocrats poised to impeach Trump again Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again — if Pence doesn't remove him first MORE (D-Minn.).


Campaign manager Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE on Monday tweeted a press release accusing Frey of “abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign” with the “phony and outlandish bill.”

Numerous municipalities that were the site of Trump campaign rallies have accused the campaign of failing to pay their security bills for the events.

A report in June by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) found that 10 cities, including Green Bay, Wis.; Mesa, Ariz.; and Erie, Pa., all claim Trump’s campaign committee never reimbursed them for public safety costs associated with the rallies, some of them dating back to before his election in 2016.

“When one considers how much money campaigns raise and spend, it does not seem unreasonable to expect some degree of reimbursement for such demands for service,” Richard Myers, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents sheriffs and police chiefs around the country, told CPI.